Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A Humble Quilt

Yesterday I quilted this ...


It's a humble quilt, made from old clothes.  It's another, "my mom made it and didn't finish it" quilt, another daughter who doesn't sew but appreciates the work, the time and the love that went into the piecing.

She picked a fun and funky backing (and it did help ... some.)


My suggestion (and she agreed), the quilt wasn't made for, nor could I accomplish anything fancy, so it got a simple over-all meander.  Working with this top was a challenge - the fabrics are ALL knits.


I swear my mom wore clothes made from some of these exact fabrics. Remember "pants suits" in the '60's?  Who thought that polyester, double-knit stuff was a good idea?  The quilt will be gifted back to "mom" as a 40th wedding anniversary present. 

5 comments:

WoolenSails said...

I love quilts made from old clothes. I used to save them, but had to clean out the house, wish I had them now. That will be a wonderful gift for your mom.

Debbie

rubyslipperz said...

What a wonderuFULL quilt!! It's like a scrapbook of memories in colorful fabric squares. It's a loved one's loving time stitched forever for posterity!

hugZ,
annie

Susan said...

No doubt it was a challenge to quilt this one, but what a labor of love!

Donna Turner said...

And as if pants suits weren't bad enought, then our dads wore leisure suits! Ackkk!
You're right about the meander. Chances are that that polyester will last longer than her house will, LOL!

Mimi said...

Great Great Great way to finish and use.... great daughter to want to get it finished, great quilter who knows how much to put into it and great that it is going back to mom who will have the first best memories....